Dec 27, 2012 Adina Zilberman Looks

Make Your Pout Pop With Missoni's Neon Lip

The runways have undoubtedly spotlighted bright lips in recent seasons. But none have been quite as eye-catching as the fluorescent matte orange-pink version models featured at the Missoni spring 2013 ready-to-wear show. Makeup artist Nick Barose shared his steps on how to make your pout pop with neon color.
Step 1: Since matte lipstick tends to highlight any flakiness or dryness, prep your lips with an exfoliator for a perfectly smooth and soft surface. Try: The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ Brown Sugar.
Step 2: For the most opaque color, apply a rich, matte liquid lipstick directly from the tube. Try: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Flesh mixed with Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Ecstasy to get this electric salmon hue. For a less intense look, Barose suggests tapping lipstick onto your mouth with a finger for that just-drank-Kool-Aid look. Try: MAC Lipstick in Impassioned.
Step 3: Avoid lip liner, which can look too severe. Instead use Q-tips to clean up any wayward edges around your mouth.
Step 4: To add contrast to your matte mouth, Barose recommends using a sheer, luminous foundation for your complexion. Try: Jouer Luminizing Tinted Moisturizer.
Step 5: Dress the apples of your cheeks with a dab of shimmery highlighter, such as Make Up For Ever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel in Pearly White.
Step 6: To add a touch of definition, line eyes with a softer brown eye pencil and then smudge the application into your top lash lines. Try: Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee.
Step 7: Complete the look with a hint of lengthening mascara, like Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara.

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